Ecuador: At least 40 deaths due to floods and landslides

Posted on May 18, 2017 • Filed under: Ecuador, Ecuador Emergency, Weather/Climate (machine translated) As a result of a strong winter that sweeps most of the territory of Ecuador, a total of 40 people have died and more than 153,500 have been affected since the beginning of the year, it was reported Wednesday.

The Secretariat for Risk Management said that of the total number of citizens killed, 14 occurred in the last 30 days due to winter situations, mainly floods and mudslides, which have damaged bridges and caused the temporary blockade of roads.


The entity said that most of those affected are in the provinces of Guayas, Los Ríos and Manabi, located in the central lowlands of the country.

Since the beginning of the year, Ecuador, Colombia and Peru have been affected by heavy rainfall caused by warming of the Pacific Ocean, experts say. Read Article

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